My rod is a Daiwa Carbon Pro-caster GT-476. The reel I have is a Ryobi 355. I was given this by a generous work mate whom purchased yonks ago and doesnt use and hasnt for about ten years. The flies are pretty easy to find info about waht to use and when. eg finding bugs in river i am fishing on and finding the closest resemblence on a fly. The hardest thing is finding what sort of leader-tippet combos there are and what types for what kind of fl fishing ie floatng sinking nymphing. I dont know if the rod i have is very good but looking at it certainly looks the part. When the work mate offered it I had a wooden stick with wire loops on it in mind lol. Do you know if it is very good?